5 years ago (2013): Ryan Demmin, who was signed off the Normal CornBelters’ roster earlier this week by the Philadelphia Phillies, took the loss but pitched well in his debut for Lakewood of the Class A South Atlantic League. Demmin worked eight innings and allowed two unearned runs.
15 years ago (2003): A frustrating National Amateur Baseball Federation World Series appearance ended with two more losses for the Twin City Scrappers. The Scrappers lost to Canton, Ohio, 8-0, and to Fenton, Mo., 6-0, to finish with an 0-4 record in pool play at Springfield, Ohio.
25 years ago (1993): Joel Radtke of Pontiac tied for fourth in the senior division and Steve Orrick of Bloomington tied for seventh in the junior division of the Illinois Junior Golf Association Tournament of Champions at North Shore Country Club in Glenview.
50 years ago (1968): Smooth-swinging Nina McMeekan stretched her string of Women’s City Golf championships to six with a 12 and 11 victory over Rosie Turpin in the 36-hole championship finals at Highland Park Golf Course.